Online Interactions with the Dead

MuchaFunded by Deakin University Central Research Grants Scheme, 2014

This project considers increasingly common practices of online memorialisation and commemoration, as well as other ways in which the phenomenal and practical presence of the dead is mediated through emerging online technologies. These practices will be considered in the light of a range of questions in contemporary philosophy to do with the extent of personal identity and the existential and moral status of the dead.

The project aims to determine the potential significance of these emerging online practices for these ongoing philosophical questions.